A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Ankeny High School is a highly rated, public school located in Ankeny, IA. It has 954 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
1155 Sw Cherry St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Telephone
(515) 965-9630

Ankeny High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
12 responses
Average ACT
26
126 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    45%
  • Prom
    29%
  • Homecoming pep assembly
    19%
  • Eating dinner after a robotics competition
    6%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
954
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,198/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Ankeny High is an amazing school district, and the faculty is great. Ankeny has lots of opportunities to get involved and take college level classes during high school. They also work closely with DMACC which is the community college down the street and are able to take some class directly at the college. The brand new school has a great layout. The extracurricular activities is one of the special things about this school, it allows students to build friendships and compete with other schools. I enjoyed my time at the school and would recommended it to anyone.
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I graduated from A.H.S. 6 years ago now, things have changed a lot (they split the high school into two different high schools). So my experience may be different then what is currently happening at the school now.

When I went to Ankeny, it felt like real lift High School Muscial. It was cliquey and the football team/popular kids ruled the school. Luckily I spent my time in the music department. Although favoritism happened fairly often I had wonderful teachers and a was thoroughly prepared for college classes. I wasn't prepared in terms of help learning how to apply to scholarships or anything like that, just in means of work-load and balancing class to social life.
I love Ankeny High School, it has given me so many opportunities, especially with the split. The split has allowed so many students to get to participate in activities, and both schools still excel at them. For the most part the teachers are good but they all really truly care about the success of their students. I think Ankeny sets up their students to succeed because they offer so many classes that are duel credit. If you put yourself in the right position you are able to accumulate college credit that will transfer to most colleges. I think that is one of the most beneficial parts of Ankeny.